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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:41 pm 
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So it would seem spraying the frame myself is going to be a massive pain in the arse.

Anyone in/ around Brighton/ Hove area know of anywhere that could stove enamel or powder coat a steel frame? Stove enamel is preferred.

Would I be right to think that powder coating looks fairly matt and plasticy?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:24 pm 
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http://www.hlloydcycles.com/page3.htm

Read the bit about powder coating here and Lloyd doesn't seem to like it.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Not concerned with decals, but as I said, I'm not too keen on powder coating just because of the way it looks


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:21 am 
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Well, it does look "plastic" like.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:47 am 
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have a look on this thread - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=121952


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Modern powder coating if done well actually looks pretty good, I'll have a look for a pic later (at work now).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:41 pm 
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I've just had a frame coated by ctc-powder-coating.co.uk in Essex. Total cost, including next day courier return came to just over £80, with a metal flake lacquer top coat and primer.
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I've gone for stove finishes in the past but for the money, I'd definitely have powder coating again. The only caveat is that I had to put an evening aside with a Swiss file to get the overspray off the down tube bosses and smooth out the drop outs - other than that, it comes up a treat. The one thing I did find, when fitting wheels and tightening up the front mech is that powder coat tends to 'absorb' marks rather than chip and flake.


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